Artist Of The Day: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
In the forefront of the rising emo revival movement is Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). This husband and wife duo from Fenton, Michigan appeals right to the listener's heartstrings, combining twinkly riffs right out of American Football's self titled album with Keith Latinen's passionate voice. Latinen is strongest when he's pushing his voice to the limit, as on "The Only One That Could Ever Reach You," the opener off On Time Spent Waiting..., the band's best release to date. But the band's upcoming full length, due out in the fall, could easily surpass it based on the new track off Count Your Lucky Stars' (the band's own label) latest four way split. "Everything Small is Just A Small Version of Something Big" adds in a little groove to the band's sound, showing off another aspect of the band's immense ability to switch things up within their own sound. You can purchase the four way split right here, and check the band out on Facebook here. We are also interviewing the band within the coming weeks, so let us know your questions in the comments.